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Musee De La Piscine

Address: 23 Rue de l'Esperance, 59100 Roubaix, France
Phone Number: 03 20 69 23 60
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Roubaix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Satu Mare, Satu Mare, Romania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Roubaix is a suburb of Lille but it has the 11th museum in France as I was told. This museum is in the old city pool building and it shows us works of local artists. These works are surprising and very beautiful. Sculptures, paintings, even clothes made in the good old days of this region (Roubaix used to be a... More 

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beutifully restored swimming pool now used as a art and textile museum. Well worth the visit and experience.

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

As other reviews have described, this is an Art Deco swimming pool that has been converted into an art gallery. However, it does not prepare you for how beautiful the building is from the inside. The light streaming in through the large windows and reflecting on the pool was fantastic and rivalled the sculptures themselves. The Roubaix Grand Place metro... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wonderful Art Deco swimming pool restored and converted into a superb art gallery (by the same architect who did the Musee D'Orsay in Paris). Paintings, sculpture, ceramics and special exhibitions. Easy access for wheelchair users from Gare Jean Lebas Metro Ligne 2 (about 500yds down hill). Return to Lille from Roubaix Grand Place (downhill from gallery). Excellent restaurant. Highly recommended.

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Caernarfon
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I had heard of and the seen pictures of this wonderfully converted swimming pool. Nothing prepares you for the wow factor when you walk from the modern entrance and restaurant area into the former pool. A pleasant coffee and restaurant area and a well stocked souvenir and book shop. The current temporary exhibition is an interesting walk through when you... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

What a great idea to convert a municipal swimming pool into a beautiful museum. I seriously recommend this fantastic venue.

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Blackpool
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We visited this museum at Easter 2014. I had read about the building and loved the idea of its' redevelopment. We were not disappointed. The building is stunning when you get inside (remarkably it looks very dull from outside) and the displays were superb. It is worth walking around at least a couple of times; once to view the exhibits,... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A short Metro or tram ride from Lille this is well worth seeking out. An art deco swimming baths now given over to being a museum. Half price entry with Eurostar ticket

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Delft, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Roubaix is not a place you dream of when planning your next holiday but this museum within 12 subway stops of the center of Lille is one of the most beautiful museums in France. A great art deco building (1932) that used to be a swimming pool. Dedicated to sculptures it is a must see experience in the Lille area.... More 

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Rome
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Musée de la Piscine at Roubaix is an essential visit when staying in Lille. The superb Art Deco former swimming pool has been converted into an astounding repositary of inter-war fine and decorative arts, one of the best in all France.

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